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breaking news this hour live rounds are reportedly fired at supporters of the ousted president morsi in cairo it's claimed many people have been killed or wounded as mass protests continue. pressure of relations from edward snowden he claims the u.s. national security agency has worked closely with germany interdicting chancellor merkel's recent anger at america's quote cold war tactics. but spies bats and accusations aside the talks are still set to open over an ambitious trade deal between the e.u. and the united states.
not i am here in the russian capital i'm lucy coughing up and thanks for tuning in to our team we begin with our top story first to the developments in egypt where there are unverified reports the police are using live bullets and tear gas against the supporters of the ousted president mohamed morsi again i should stress these are unconfirmed reports but we are hearing that dozens of people have been killed let's turn live now to cairo to our middle east correspondent paula slayer paula what more are you hearing on the ground. well we're receiving unconfirmed reports that as many as thirty four people have been killed and scores more wounded the military allegedly using tear gas and live bullets to disperse pro morsy crowds at both cairo university and the presidential guard we are misleading this information from tweets being posted by the muslim brotherhood and others the video that we're also looking at is video that is being distributed by the brotherhood we haven't yet had a chance to verify the authenticity of this video but right now as we speak the
police are chasing protesters we're also receiving reports that there is a very heavy police presence lots of armored vehicles on the ground there is still a media blackout here in egypt so most of this is not being reported there are some twenty one pro muslim brotherhood pro islamic stations that have been shut down and paula. over the past week any sense of this might escalate or as a calming down at all there's not a lot of confirmed information at this point but what's your sense from where you're standing now. no. the same certainly is that egypt is on tenterhooks that the situation here is escalating on sunday night you had mass protests seeing tens of thousands of both pro and anti morsi demonstrators taking to the streets you need to remember that the promo see camp is insisting that they not stepping down until the former president is reinstated they want to show that
they have numbers and that they have clout that the anti morsy camp is also not stepping down they're insisting that the army make good on its promises to keep morsi out of the presidency there's also a political stalemate there has been an interim president announced but he's struggling to announce a vice president we're being told that this could potentially be mohamed el baradei the former head of the international atomic energy agency he's also struggling to head and name a prime minister so you have a deeply divided country not only on the street but also in terms of trying to form a new political entity and paula you're talking about politics here but there's more to the situation as is as you've been reporting than just politics as in there . you know there's a lot of play here politics is just one element if anything the politics of the heart but the blood that comes through the heart is economics when you talk to people on the streets and this is perhaps the only thing that unifies them both
sides tell you that the situation in egypt economically is dire indeed one of the criticisms of morsi is that although he was in power for one year he spent most of that year trying to consolidate his grip on power rather than dealing with the very real economic woes that this country has and so that is why we know that one of the major issues that the new interim government is going to have to deal with is that of economics all right all to all to his policy i thank you so much for giving us a bit of trading cairo for quite a sure it's lived this real estate broker panicked job is finding homes for those with cash to pay up front but now she's thinking of closing up shop because business has never been this bad before when you want to launch a new project in real estate everything is put on the whole it stops foreign buyers don't want to come and invest in egypt lack of security lack of parliament lack of in stable government so. we do nothing but just help the way economists say it's no
surprise president morsi was overthrown he spent his first year in office tightening his grip on power rather than trying to rescue the country's floundering economy food prices have rocketed the country cannot pay off its debts to major oil companies and forty percent of egyptians live below the poverty line on less than three dollars a day on top of that major international investors have pulled out and sold their assets the safest decision in a repartee deteriorating environment for the foreseeable future it looks like egypt will have a government that again is unable to as to policy and as a result unable to provide investors with the confidence that they would need to begin to sing it but here in tokyo. square protesters are not sawing the western giants on leaving just about starbucks the well i thought that they're far ahead of it this car leasing businessmen tells us he's fed up. before morsi was ousted we're
begging for the i.m.f. loan of about four point seven billion dollars a year now we don't want it we're all as business men collectively decided to support the egyptian economy and one day we collected over fifteen billion dollars in donations were a large economy we can rely on ourselves but the facts tell a different story for each day these demonstrations continue the egyptian economy is forced to cough up another one billion dollars the ripple effect is more insecurity in an already unstable region if there's anyone benefiting from these revolutions it's people right here in tahrir square you can pick up whatever souvenirs ok mix you want from slats to post as to key rings and even a coin code. maggie mohamed used to work as a sales agent but his company was forced to shut down after mubarak was all stood for two years this has been his office the same spot on to his square business isn't brilliant but at least he can put food on the table. i couldn't find
a job but after the revolution i came here so i could make a living or i have children and i just want to move. the egyptian flag is waved to both the pro and yes it's about the only thing common between the two camps threatening to take egypt apart but if things don't improve soon the financial lifeblood of the country will be completely drained and whichever flagwaving group eventually prevails may find very mishal to celebrate policy r.t. kyra. parties other correspondent cairo went out to find out exactly what's motivating morsi supporters to stand up to the army. i'm here at cairo university in the capital where thousands of people are protesting in the photo of the famous leader mohamed morsy off he was ousted by the military a few days ago people here say he's an assistant leader he was democratically elected and anybody from a place with about a pulse at the end of his term the military for that part said they were acting on
the will of the people at the nationwide protests calling for the ouster of mohamed morsi those protesting against morsi saying that he is in africa and on able to prove they blame all the problems in egypt over the course of the last year on morsi think he's responsible for the failing economy the war said fuel and electricity shortages they say that he's made a lot of controversial decisions and therefore he should not be president however the people here maintain the that he is interested in president and the only way to get rid of him is through elections i'm standing here with mr cameron who is a protest to be protesting over the last few days in support of morsi who a lot of people are saying that it was a popular whale that pushed time and mostly out of office what is your reaction to that actually. first of all i want to say that i am one of the people who went out in the streets and generate when people are going through mubarak and we believe that what is happening right now is to get mubarak again and.
i hope but split it in five elections among the last thirty months and we want to proceed with the democratic way of ruling this state. and now we are being isolated by the military the military is trying to leave a big portion of the egyptian population they don't want to hear our voice they are closing t.v. t.v. stations and they are arresting people without anything we don't have a constitution that most of the people has approved only six months ago well as tensions are rising across the capital clashes have broken out at the other frame o.c.c. famously members of the security forces and those opposing it they did produce leader people spanish violence may escalate however the protesters standing here behind me say they will not leave until the president is reinstated. and of course we'll be keeping you up to date on the developments as they are unfold in egypt
post both on air and online on our web site r t dot com do stay with us. fugitive whistleblower edward snowden has struck again this time claiming that the n.s.a. is in bed with germany as well as a number of other western countries when it comes to global surveillance now the former cia employees says the partnership is set up in such a way that it can protect top level politicians from any backlash if details of their collaboration become public the revelations undermine berlin's recent furious comments about the extent of america's global spy operation with chancellor merkel accusing the us of cold war tactics snowden's previous revelations involved extensive spying programs run by france and britain meanwhile journalist emanuel says the german politicians are furious about being exposed not by being spied on. they are angry that it came to public that not all all the facts are that the citizens can see what is going on because i wouldn't believe any hurt right now on
a government politician by the way also not often oppositional politician in the driven column and when we listen very well to the merits of the mainstream politicians in germany we are right now a lot of patients off this let us say cooperation how they call it they say it's for our security they say that this is a partnership that this is a friendship but of course it's not it's purer spying and we have to watch a little bit back in the past we had in the ninety ninth use that. it was also it was summer you can survive in europe especially in germany and this spying production was especially for economy and spewing ash german companies the german economy was. hors. prior to the u.s. secret service so what we see here is that germany has behaved the moralists like well let me say like
a state fully on the profile of the us which i want and the independence and the scandal it's not just the u. s. are doing this the real scandal is that the german politics are not doing something against it and with indignation over marking surveillance and those claims of collusion that all casts a pall over the talks to create the world's largest free trade zone between the united states and the e.u. which are set to open in washington and a former now looks at the ambitious plans that were possible consequences. so on the face of it this trade deal sounds like a win win situation for the u.s. and the e.u. it would simplify trade regulations between the two and doing business across the atlantic would become easier and some experts predict their economies would each enjoy a one hundred billion dollars boost every year as a result so it sounds like a no brainer but it would also create loses within the e.u. economists warn trade between e.u.
countries would shrink as american products gain a foothold in the u.k. and germany would benefit overall according to the ifo institute a think tank based in munich france wouldn't gain much luxemburg would actually lose out but winners and losers would also emerge on the global stage chile and mexico rely heavily on the u.s. market but could be edged out by european competition other countries which might suffer a similar fate of canada australia and japan who are west african nations supplying europe could find themselves unable to compete with american products creating the world's biggest trade bloc will reap economic benefits overall for the u.s. and e.u. but it will also redraw the economic map on an international level and that won't help everyone however there is still a long way to go before it becomes a reality hammering out a deal will not be straightforward with many differences on hundreds of issues to be settled on either side of the atlantic agriculture is one such hurdle the u.s.
and e.u. have had epic trade battles over hormone treated beef tea genetically modified organisms and reaching an agreement on what can and can't be sold will be difficult is the same case for the car industry america and europe have different safety regulations and the question is can they find enough common ground so there are complicated issues to resolve although it is hoped some form of agreement can be reached by the end of twenty forty. r.t.s. andrea farmer reporting there while economic expert patrick carroll believes that in the current climate the u.s. and europe simply can't afford to stall the free trade talks and the longer the u.k. in particular of put a great deal of store into the idea of creating a free trade agreement across the atlantic the united states of america under the obama presidency you have been seen to be pretty much anti business and anti free trade also one could say that the obama presidency on a broader basis is ultimately headed towards failure so you've got two prime
ministers presidents heads of state who are each unbuckled and they want to create a win win situation it is an incredible opportunity for the frankly currently all full european union predicament canonically to manage to fight back the emerging nations of the world they're the benchmarks and hard to do exports right now if they're going to continue to grow whether this free trade agreement happens or not but ultimately the president of the united states of america and the european union can alter forward in the current economic circumstance where their lunch is being eaten by the emerging east not to come up with a do. on the way a crucial test for a post conflict country in turmoil deeply divided mali prepares for a presidential election amid concerns the fragile peace there could face fresh challenge as was. flightsim a top seed toping wold win in tough economic times and peace could be in line for
ten thousand pounds pay wise. it's enough to make the british taxpayers headspin their politicians are in line for i have to pay raise the details on that story coming up. i'm not used to the tundra to freedom i am my dear. oh. in second grade i ran away from the boarding school with two of my friends will be around to the tundra. of the tundra is just miskito said i don't know how people can live there to get in there no t.v.'s in the tents how can i send my child to boarding school that i won't be able to sleep at night after that. they enter a life without knowledge of how to do basic things is though they don't get that in
school. you're watching r.t. lucy catherine of mali is gearing up for a presidential election later this month that's the country's first ballots in civil war broke out nearly two years ago the state of emergency which has been in place since january has been lifted ahead of the poll now un peacekeepers aided by the outgoing french intervention forces will help provide security for the election but some local officials say that mali will still be hard pressed to hold
a credible vote hundreds of thousands of people remain displaced while the country's north where radical islamists were with lay driven out is said to be seeing a very fragile peace joy if a national has more. of these people from a small village to the west of mali's capital may be muslim. but they also have their very own traditional beliefs stretching back generations using nuts to help predict the future and influence the weather you know look at. the even tell me i should sacrifice a goat to make my time in mali more profitable identical wasn't it it's people like these who helped form africa's unique and diverse cultures but it's exactly these times who would have been a tree stump and i'll ation had the militants who took control of mali's north in the name of radical islam also swept aside the authorities here. have a log bar they say they're not muslims i don't like these people and other
spiritual groups they think the same way if they find us they'll kill us. french troops intervened in northern mali in january as the insurgency made a push towards the capital two months later paris proclaimed the north liberated but for some followers of traditional islam that was already too late. twenty three year old silly man from the gal region claims al qaeda linked fighters chopped off his right hand and left food after he a father three and a muslim who prays several times a day refused to join their ranks and they brought the chair to a squirrel in the center of gower they tied me up they gave me an injection and put a bandage here brought a knife like this and cut it. however some people from solomon's village claim has a speech which the radicals punish him for wonder shari'a law they imposed or do we
are against their opinion they don't consider the muslim they have their own interests or want that travelling to was the north we met no one who sympathizes with the insurgents and their rigid religious themes and that even goes for the next generation you want to fight against and why are they bad bad all of them lot of lalan yes they are bad bad for our country. but when those riggers of shari'a law too cold to the north a significant number of mali ends either join them or help them. some suggest by their wallets militants have capitalized on widespread poverty while others have been drawn in by those slogans it is now many people who join the radicals understood they were mistaken and they've joined the side of the mali an army to fight against those people are you guys affray that these people will come back.
no they will not come back. are they all why they will never come back. because mali and france now here. but france is drawing much of its military and the very people paris claims to have driven out still appeared to be very much around. the same groups that. claimed responsibility for a terror attack on a french strong uranium facility in neighboring. while the very factors that allowed to the rise in the north. a feeling of injustice and general frustration very much and they didn't. carry on it is not really it's not legal matters extremists are anguished. research and i don't. think that one can restart. something that is
that misses the point defeat. and oceano on sea from mali. more of the world's news this hour we begin in the u.s. where officials say the boeing seven seventy seven which had crashed at san francisco's airport was flying too only they also said the crew tried to abort the landing just seconds before it slammed into the runway killing two of the passengers on a airline's claims the pilot had little experience of flying the jet remarkably more than three hundred people on board the plane survived the crash. live officials now say five people were killed by the freight train explosion in quebec and dozens more are still missing after the blast which would cause death and station in the town there the runaway train the runaway train a loaded with fuel derailed and blew up although the cause of the disaster will means unclear. order has charged radical muslim cleric abu qatada with terrorism he's pleaded not guilty caetano was handed over to prosecutors
immediately upon landing in amman on sunday after he was extradited from the u.k. britain had fought a costly ten year legal battle to get him out of the country he's known as a key figure in an al qaeda linked timothy's and was a long viewed by the u.k. as a national security threat. well ask anyone in britain who they think deserves a pay raise right now and few are likely to say m.p.'s well just about everyone else is being asked to freeze or even reduce their salaries lawmakers are in for a bumper salary rise from london peers artes are for. my theme a topsy turvy world when in tough economic times and peace can be a line for ten thousand pound pay rise in the body that. really think the sure but as with so many things like this inflation here until there's more to the story. it's never that simple of course nothing simple it's easy for the general public
the general public has a pay freeze employees are paid more already they will have a field day they will terrorism if we accept a huge increase when they get in nothing but worse politicians from the prime minister down make bluster and prick lame that they'll refuse any pay rise it's not actually a choice the decision is down to independent body he decide how pay should be set and it says chairman has criticised the party leaders for voicing their opposition prior to an n.p.c. set their own pay and well we all know how that ended up as members of parliament with. you know. them different independent body. as well that m.p.'s salaries are already now far more than double the average so what the british public have to say about it will their responses when quite what you
might think anyone should be you know should be should be paid for. it stops are kind of things where. anything with. money comes to expenses. expenses. you know extracurricular activities were some. things in the current climate. that yeah. quite understandably even the mention of a pay rise that politicians has provoked anger and confusion amongst many in the public but in the wake of members expenses scandals this pay rise could also to an end outside. which many say will be
a chance for real reform and as this debate even in the coming days so certainly going to be something to reflect on sarah see. for folks for those of you who are just tuning in to bring you up to date on the main news that we're getting out of egypt unconfirmed reports thus far saying that police are using live bullets and tear gas against supporters of the ousted president morsi apparently killing thirty four people now those details coming from the muslim brotherhood's spokesman via twitter as well as others the footage you're seeing now is on a verified it's been published by the muslim brotherhood apparently showing some of the victims the increased force is thought to be used in two places near the cairo university and the presidential guard building where a peaceful sit in protest in support of president morsy was taken place now five hundred people are said to have been wounded in the latest flare up on violence we're also hearing unconfirmed reports that the head of all of this all nor party
says the party will withdraw from the political process and will halt dealing with the interim president of course will be keeping you up to date on all those developments as they come out. our teams look at the struggle of children who've adapted to life in russia's arctic tundra is here after the break just stay with us . remember how all the sudden avent card protest group became world famous and in were completely forgotten by next month yeah i'm talking about the feminist punk rock group pussy riot that performed a vulgar anti prayer and one of moscow's most famous orthodox cathedrals one possible reason for their explosive popularity in the media's eyes was revealed recently by german actress on a book the actress claims a german t.v. chills e.t.f.
paid her a large undisclosed amount of money to come out on behalf of the activist band show said on a t.v. discussion that she doesn't even remember what she said except for wishing them well with dealing with their incarceration it would be very odd for an actress to just make up a bribery scandal especially one she was complicit in but it makes you wonder just how many other people's e.d.f. may have been given a little extra motivation to cry travesty overall i think that most important of what her public revelation is that she said that you know what it's a bit dumb when actors talk about politics and i couldn't agree with her more but that's just my opinion. it's technology innovations all the developments around russia. the future
covered. a child born in the tundra is always nomadic by nature as an early age she knows that life is perpetual motion. for nine months every year and its children are taken from their homes in the tundra to special boarding schools and each time all they want is to go home again as soon as they can and. some can't wait for the holidays and head for the tundra. that at the represents the third generation of a new net deliberating family he too went to a boarding school before graduating as a vet.